Melaleuca nesophila – Honey Myrtle

A medium to large shrub, growing from 3 to 5 metres tall unpruned. It is long flowering, with attractive purple to pink pompom flowers through spring and summer, and has aromatic foliage. The flowers open bright and fade as they age to give a two toned look. It comes from the southwest coast of Western Australia but is a very adaptable plant, being suited to coastal gardens as well as colder inland areas. A great habitat plant for smaller birds, both for food and nesting, and for insects. Good as a screen and windbreak plant, rarely troubled by pests or disease.

Scientific Name:Melaleuca nesophila
Family:Myrtaceae
Common Name:Honey Myrtle
Plant Type:Small shrub, Large shrub
Height:2 ~ 5 metres
Width:1.5 ~ 4 metres
Flower Colour:Pink, Mauve
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Fragrant oils, Erosion control, Bird nesting plant, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for this plant.